The much anticipated Anthos House, a special need school initiative of Greensprings School, officially opened on the 3rd of December. The day also coincided with the International Day of People with Disability.
Speaking in Lagos, at the inauguration of Anthos House, Mr. Femi Gbadebo observed that the problem most parents face especially those whose children suffer from intellectual disabilities is their inability to gain admission into a university when they complete secondary school.
He said Nigeria needs to understand the purpose and meaning of inclusion, adding that a child being disabled means that such a child may not be able to cope in a normal classroom environment.
The Head of Anthos House, Kimberley Scollard, said the centre was built to help children understand and connect with their learning styles, adding that this would be supported by using systematic methods to discover their skills, abilities and individual needs.
The Executive Director, Greensprings Educational Services Limited, Mrs. Lai Koiki, said there is need for managers of education to think of vocations that people with special needs can engage in after leaving secondary school.
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